Gold Nugget Prospecting. You Too May Also Spot Gold And Earn A Million Dollars

The Hand Of Faith gold nugget was found in Australia just a few years ago. The gent who found it had recently purchased a metal detector and while passing over the ground received such a loud signal that he figured his new machine was acting up and almost did not dig for it.

He dug down six inches and discovered what is believed to be the worlds second largest nugget ever found. He finally sold it to the golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas for a cool one million dollars.

Kevin Hillier was his name and the nugget weighed 876 troy ounces that translates to 61 pounds 11 ounces.

The worlds largest nugget of gold ever found was the Holtermann nugget discovered at Hill End, New South Whales Australia. This was a massive part of a lode vein so it may not really count as a nugget because it had not broken from the vein or lode which is really what counts for a nugget to be called a nugget. The Australians call this sort of gold, reef gold. This so called nugget weighed 290 kilograms or 638 pounds.

As far as a true gold nugget goes the largest ever found was named the Welcome Stranger. It weighed 2316 troy ounces or 158 pounds. Two gentlemen named John Deason and Richard Oates of Australia found it near Moliagul on February 5th 1869. The nugget was really broken up into three pieces in order to weigh it. Yet even before that a few chunks were broken off by other miners.

The amazing thing about gold is that it never rusts or goes away. Nothing effects it. This nugget was smelted down into gold ingots many years ago, but the gold still exists in the form of jewelry and may even be on a few circuit contacts in your own computer or riding up there in the heavens as a part of a satellite.

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Of course these are only the record holders. There are countless small nuggets out there. Plenty are found by weekend prospectors using sluice boxes, small gold dredges, hi-bank dredges and every kind of gadget imaginable. They search for nuggets in creek beds and even in the desert sands for the elusive gold.

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